Asian Pacific Development Center

1537 Alton St, Aurora, CO 80010


APDC Youth Leadership Academy™ (APDC YLA™) is an integrated, comprehensive program APDC offers for API youth in Colorado. From middle school through college, APDC YLA™ provides services to foster future leaders in our community, with a mission“to help youth discover their potential to become strong leaders who embrace and balance their cultures and identities.” The program requires a one-year commitment and membership can be renewed every year for multiple years until the youth reaches the age of 21. Then the youth can return and become Junior Counselors in the intense leadership track to provide mentoring and leadership training to the younger youth in the YLA™. The APDC YLA™ has a system that fosters youth leaders for as long as they would like to be trained and nurtured, then invites them back to directly give to the youth taking the same course they did. The system truly creates a cycle of giving back, one of the core concepts we encourage our youth leaders to carry on for a lifetime.

*No referral process


Big Brothers Big Sisters

1391 N Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 433-6002

Provides one-on-one mentorship opportunities between adult volunteers and children. The original program involves meeting at least twice a month for activities based on common interests. The Sports Buddies program meets once or twice a month to either play sports or attend a sporting event. Sports Buddies plans all the activities, provides all equipment, tickets and transportation.

*Online form to fill out for referrals

*Must be age 7-12


Colorado “I Have a Dream Foundation”

1836 Grant St

Denver, CO 80203


Homework help tutoring mentoring and enrichment activities.





Multiple locations

One-on-one or small group in-home tutoring instruction using the student’s classroom curriculum. Competitive rates. Convenient schedules mornings afternoons weekends and summers. Servicing grades K-University.

Denver Inner City Parish

2525 S. Decatur St., Denver, CO 80219


Provides low-income, working families with a supervised, no-cost, year-round tutoring program for children ages 6 – 14.

Denver Kids Inc.

1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

(720) 423-2470

A preventive counseling and mentoring program that currently provides one-to-one guidance to approximately 1,400 students in DPS.

*Online form for referrals 4-6 to process

*Must be enrolled before 6th grade

Denver PAL – Denver Police Activities League, Inc.

1240 West Bayaud St. Denver, CO 80223


A juvenile support program that provides a positive and exciting experience for low income youth, to guide youth to make responsible decisions in life by furnishing a positive role model, to foster communication and understanding between youth and the police, and to reduce the incidence of juvenile crime, substance abuse, and gang violence.


Friends for Youth

8008 E Arapahoe Ct.  Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80112


Serves at-risk youth, including youth in the highest levels of the risk continuum, older teens, and those who are the most difficult to access in the child welfare, foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Ages 10-18

Girls Inc.

1499 Julian St. Denver, CO 80204

(303) 893-4363


Age 6-18

GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project)

1625 E 35th Ave, Denver, CO 80205


GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project) is a peer-run, intervention program that works with youth who are at-risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs, helps families of gang victims, and serves as a youth advocate.

Metro Denver Partners

1525 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO 80209

(303) 777-7000

This program serves Denver County youth ages 8-17. Youth are matched with an adult volunteer who acts as a role model and advocate.

Empowerment groups for girls

This program serves 9 – 14 year old females in Denver. In addition to being matched with an adult volunteer mentor, girls in this program meet weekly to work on life-skills training, with a strong focus on conflict resolution, sexuality, and non-traditional careers. Components include:


Mile High Youth Corps
1801 N Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204


Job readiness programs to help youth enter the workforce.

Ages 18-24

Must have high school diploma or GED

Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives

1615 California Street Suite #712 Denver Colorado 80202


Mentoring to at-risk youth. Activities focus on reading skills and is supplemented with homework assistance| drama| music| creative skills and recreation activities.


Reach & Rise


27151 E. Lakeview Dr. Aurora, CO 80016

A national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth ages 6-17 by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults.

***Youth must go through referral process.

Save Our Youth


3443 West 23rd Ave., Denver, Colorado 80211

Save our Youth is a youth development organization providing at-risk youth with educational, emotional, and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships.

***Typically have a wait list


6825 E Tennessee Ave., Denver, CO 80224


Enrichment and prevention program for pre-teen and teen girls focused on helping girls make smart choices.